Employment

Minimum wage increase unlikely to boost pay for many Durangoans

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock has announced that she has resigned effective Dec. 31. Board member Trevor Ince also resigned because he moved from the area. Hancock plans to continue to serve as...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation providing fresh start for parolees

Individuals on probation or recently released on parole are receiving a second chance to rebuild their lives thanks to a new pilot program. The Colorado Department of Transportation, in conjunction...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

R Space in downtown Durango offers new co-working option

R Space, a new co-working space in town, aims to serve nontraditional workers and meet a demand for private rooms for meetings. Kirk Komick and Diane Wildfang, owners of the Rochester Hotel, are...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Manufacturing hits 16-year high in La Plata County

Manufacturing is a small piece of Durango’s economy, but it is growing at such a healthy pace that employment for manufacturing jobs hit a 16-year high in 2016 in La Plata County. “There is a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT hiring snowplow drivers, maintenance workers

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Most positions starting in November....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Since Tuesday, job hunters have been able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Job training for senior citizens offered

Job training for seniors offered SER Jobs for Progress, a federally funded job-training program for economically challenged seniors, is currently accepting applications for enrollment in La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy expects hospice facility to open this summer

Already one of the largest employers in La Plata County, Mercy Regional Medical Center expects to expand with the completion of a new hospice facility this summer. The 11,000-square-foot facility...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Vantiv expects to be No. 1 payment processor in 2017

It’s been about two and half years since Vantiv bought Mercury Payment Systems, and changes in how consumers buy products are expected to help the company and its Durango office continue to grow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Pueblo job growth rate outpaces Fort Collins, Greeley areas

By Dennis Darrow The Pueblo Chieftain Southern Colorado is closing the jobs gap with Northern Colorado. Job growth in Pueblo and Colorado Springs continued into the fall, and outpaced the Fort...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News